Multicultural Education and Approaches to Teacher Training

  •  Yasemin Acar-Ciftci    


Turkey exposed to several mass immigration movements due to its location, is not a “transit country” anymore for immigrants, but a “target country”. Since the day that the migration flows have started, Turkey developed various policies regarding the education of immigrant children. And by the year 2016, these children have begun to be included in the Turkish education system. Research findings reveal that immigrant children face the number of challenges in their education life. These problems include communication and discrimination problems arising out of language and cultural differences. Many countries exposed to mass immigration movements in the world often use multicultural education approaches to solve the educational issues of newcomers. Therefore, comprehensive literature research is needed and that this research will be useful to see the subject as a whole. The findings of the study revealed that the three basic approaches to teacher education could be defined in six stages, each of which consists of two phases. The educators of teachers and policymakers can examine these approaches and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each of them based on their philosophical stances about multiculturalism.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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